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2006 Oregon Ducks Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Oregon Ducks season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Oregon Ducks Football Schedule. If you are wagering on college football this season consider using Maddux Sports' College football picks for the added edge over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free college football lines service for the upcoming season.

Coach: Mike Bellotti (12th year at Oregon)
Team Name: Ducks
2005 Overall Record: 10-1
2005 Pac 10 Conference Record 7-1
Returning Starters: 13

Last season the Ducks were one of the season’s big surprises. One reason was their newly fashioned spread offense that added close to 10 points and over 40 yards per game in offense from the year before.

Oregon lost their starting QB early in the season and split the duties between Dennis Dixon (66.3% COMP) and Brady Leaf (58.5% COMP). Both are back, experienced and both may see action at the helm this year.

The offensive line returns all five starters plus they add 2 junior college transfers, which means sophomore running back Jonathan Stewart, who possesses daunting power and speed, will have alleys that he can exploit. In the receiving area, Demetrius Williams will be missed but there’s certainly a wealth of unproven talent ready to take over.

On “D” the Ducks offer versatility and athleticism with A.J. Tuitele and Patrick Chung able to maintain control over various parts of the field. Big man Haloti Ngata is gone and his ability to manhandle 2 or 3 blockers at a time is just about impossible to replace. The team is also deficient at the corners, which could make things difficult in the pass saturated PAC-10.

Games against UCLA and Arizona State are winnable but will be tough. Beating USC in the Tojans’ house would be monumental. If they can handle a challenging early schedule, Oregon will be bowl bound.

Oregon Ducks 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Stanford
Home
Sep 9
Fresno State
Road
Sep 16
Oklahoma
Home
Sep 30
Arizona State
Road
Oct 7
California
Road
Oct 14
UCLA
Home
Oct 21
Washington State
Road
Oct 28
Portland State
Home
Nov 4
Washington
Home
Nov 11
USC
Road
Nov 18
Arizona
Home
Nov 25
Oregon State
Road

 

For more data on the 2006 Oregon football program, view the Ducks team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the Pac 10 competition.

 

2006 Pac 10 Football Previews

All ten of the Pac 10 football teams are previewed below. When you click on any of the Pacific 10 conference teams below you will taken to the individual preview from Maddux Sports. For other college's not in the PAC10 visit the main 2006 college football preview page.

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